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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:17 pm
by ALK
Not to mention they put Bayonetta in Smash, so maybe that also will attract more people to try a Bayonetta game? Still, happy that Bay 2 is getting another chance on a system that's already set to top Wii U's lifetime sales in its first year alone. :lol:

And yup, a special edition for Bay 1+2 is coming with a Steelbook, cards and stickers.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/1 ... _trimmings

Shame they could not put Bay 1 on a card at least for the special edition, but considering I got the game free with Games with Gold a few months, it probably wasn't worth the cost for a fairly old game...

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:15 am
by greenberet79
So if I get one of these what do I need? Just getting my ducks in a row. What memory card do i need? Should I get the Pro controller? I was tempted to get the 8 bit do SNES Pro controller.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:08 pm
by pratty
I would say the most essential thing is a screen protector, there's no way I'd risk my Switch in the dock without one. I went for the tempered glass ones as i heard the film ones can peel off in the dock.

If you plan on gaming on the go then a case would be a must have aswell, I have the Hori one which I'm quite happy with.

I would put a pro controller in the second tier of accessories. You may not need one right away to enjoy your switch but I couldn't see myself doing without one in the long term. The only thing the 8bitdo pads are missing are the amiibo reader which isn't even necessary so I think it just depends on your preference.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:44 pm
by Spiff
I got a 128GB micro SD card that should last a while. Kingston branded one was £25 from eBay.

I don't get on with screen protectors so I bought a USB-C extender cable. Switch doesn't need to go into the dock, I just run the cable between the two.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:05 pm
by pratty
Yeah if I wasn't using the dock I probably wouldn't bother with a protector myself.

I'm torn between getting a 64GB or a 128Gb card, don't need one just yet and most new owners won't need one initially, but it dcepends how much you intend to buy digitally, though some physical games still come with hefty updates and DLC so you'll probably end up buying one at some point.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:33 pm
by RetroBob
Spiff wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:44 pm
I got a 128GB micro SD card that should last a while. Kingston branded one was £25 from eBay.

I don't get on with screen protectors so I bought a USB-C extender cable. Switch doesn't need to go into the dock, I just run the cable between the two.
Just check the access speed as they can vary.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm
by ALK
pratty wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Yeah if I wasn't using the dock I probably wouldn't bother with a protector myself.

I'm torn between getting a 64GB or a 128Gb card, don't need one just yet and most new owners won't need one initially, but it dcepends how much you intend to buy digitally, though some physical games still come with hefty updates and DLC so you'll probably end up buying one at some point.
NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18 alone each require a 32GB download even with the card.

Not that it helped the WWE one, its currently the worst port on the Switch....

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:35 pm
by Matt_B
I went for the RDS Travel Case and it's already done one round the world trip, so I'd have to give it the thumbs up.

For screen protectors, get one of the tempered glass variety. They're a bit more expensive than the plastic ones, but far tougher and you're a lot less likely to get irritating reflections and air bubbles under them. Just getting the Switch in and out of the dock can scratch the screen if you're not careful, so they're not just something to consider only if you're taking it out and about.

A Pro Controller is a must if you're playing in TV mode and consider getting two if you're going to be doing much local multiplayer. It's the difference between it feeling like a home console - at least when you're playing something of the calibre of Mario or Zelda - rather than the halfway house that it is.

You'll probably need some sort of charging cable if you're taking it on long trips. The one for the Pro Controller will do at a pinch and having a USB-A connector will mean you've got more options as to where to plug it in, but USB-C at both ends offers the fastest charging; it's the difference between being able to charge it in 2 hours or 6. Either way, thanks to it using USB, I've managed without a wall charger which is a first for a Nintendo handheld.

For SD Cards, get one that's at least U1 rated and 32GB should be the bare minimum, as anything smaller will not be able to fit some individual games. There's no such thing as too big though, given the size of some installs, as you could easily fill a 256GB one with less than a dozen downloads. It's fairly easy to swap cards though, and I'm sure higher capacity ones will be around before too long.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:44 pm
by Matt_B
ALK wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm
NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18 alone each require a 32GB download even with the card.

Not that it helped the WWE one, its currently the worst port on the Switch....
Yeah, that looks so laughably bad, that I'm surprised it even got released. Maybe they're planning to patch it to respectability at a later date but you've got to wonder how it got out in that state.

Rime is another game that seems to have tipped the scales from sluggish to unplayable when ported, which is a shame as I'd have thought it could have worked very well on the machine. Still, at least that's from an indie studio who wouldn't necessarily be expected to be fully intimate on how to get the best out of the game engine.

I'd think that we've just got to remember that just because the likes of Doom and Skyrim worked out well, that doesn't mean that everything else is a gimme.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:45 am
by ALK
Matt_B wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:44 pm
ALK wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm
NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18 alone each require a 32GB download even with the card.

Not that it helped the WWE one, its currently the worst port on the Switch....
Yeah, that looks so laughably bad, that I'm surprised it even got released. Maybe they're planning to patch it to respectability at a later date but you've got to wonder how it got out in that state.

From what I've heard the patch is being worked on but it won't be due for at least a month. I'm guessing they were trying to nab as many holiday Switch sales as possible but the fact that even Nintendo have refunded quite a few eShop downloads of the game has probably damaged the overall reputation of the port altogether.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:32 pm
by ALK
A big Xmas sales has started on the 3 Nintendo Systems (Switch, Wii U and 3DS) with over 240 discounts.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/1 ... _in_europe

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:16 pm
by pratty
Tempted by Steamworld Dig 2 and Shantae: Half Genie Hero, anybody played them?

Interested in the other older Shantae games aswell actually.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:38 pm
by Matt_B
pratty wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:16 pm
Tempted by Steamworld Dig 2 and Shantae: Half Genie Hero, anybody played them?

Interested in the other older Shantae games aswell actually.
I've got Half Genie Hero on the PC and it's a pretty good game; I don't think it's quite up there with the likes of other recent 2D platformers such as Hollow Knight, but if you're a fan of the series I doubt you'd be disappointed.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:00 pm
by ALK
Something to note about Half Genie Hero is there's a physical version coming our way next year with all the DLC on cart, CD Soundtrack and artbook. The Wii U version did have a physical edition but that was NA only.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:33 am
by pratty
Thanks guys. I'd heard about the physical release and would prefer that but I thought buying it digitally in the sale might be considerably cheaper.

I'll probably get Risky's Revenge first for the Wii U as it's the cheapest and see how I get on with that.


Speaking of 2D platformers I've seen a few reports that the new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pro Controller features an improved d-pad.